30 July 2013

New Baby!


I've got a week off with the children this week so I thought I'd steal 10 minutes while th and carrying out complicated fireman Sam rescue in the garden to post a card I made a week or so ago for some friends who've had a baby!

Although I think I may have gone overboard with the big blue bow.  I can't wait to meet baby Felix!

The image is an old Pollycraft image - it's one of my favourites for new baby cards.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Ribbon and Lace
Natalie and Amy - Celebration
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapping Corner - Use a digi
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Use Lace
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a lovely day, thanks for looking!


Julie x

26 July 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs: Summer


I'm back today with a a mid challenge post for Kitty Bee Designs current challenge: Summer.

I hope you've joined in already - if not why not stop by and see what the rest of my teamies have created for some inspiration. Here's my card:

I knew there was a reason I bought a die with a snail, starfish and scallop  on it - it's been sat in my drawer waiting for it turn to be used!!

I've used a image called Shave Ice Bunny - although to me it looked like neapolitan ice-cream and that how I coloured it.  I've since been informed that it a Hawaiian thing and is a finely shaved ice with syrup on it.  Sounds delicious - and it got me thinking does anyone remember having a Mr Frosty when they were little? (Might just be a UK / child of the 80's thing!)

I decided to make a shaker card, I've actually used gold embossing power to be the sand - I'm pleased with how it's turned ou,t I always think of Shaker cards for Christmas with plenty of glitter for snow - but sand is good too!

I'd like to be able to tell you where the paper came from - but I have no idea - it's been lurking around for a while! 

Anyway - I do hope you can join in with this challenge!  

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge - Summer
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Summer Sunshine Fun
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp - Summer Food and/or Drink
Party Time Tuesday - Ice-cream
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Happy Campers Challenge - Summer
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!



23 July 2013



It's Tuesday Throwdown time and our theme this week is Toes in the Sand!

We have a fab sponsor this week:

Sweet 'n Sassy has been very generous and given our DT some lovely images to work with!
Here's my card:

This little mouse is super cute! No idea where the paper came from though!

I do hope that you can play along with is this week and get your toes in the sand too!  I look forward to seeing what you create.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts Challenge - Holiday / Vacation
The Crafting Cafe - Summers Here
The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Summer Days and Holidays
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing for it!
Wags 'n Whiskers  - Summer Fun
Stampin with the Dragon - On the beach
Digitally Sweet - Sunshine and Summertime
Digi Haven - Any Animal

Thanks for looking - have a lovely day!


Julie x

19 July 2013

Summer at Kitty Bee Designs


Two posts from me in one day!! Keep scrolling if you are looking for my Stampin' For the Weekend Post!

I have some very exciting news today - I've been chosen to be part of the Kitty Bee Designs DT - they have the cutest images ever - check them out here!.  Today is my first post for them and their fortnightly challenge blog - this time our theme is Summer.

Here is my first project for them:  some cute fridge magnet / note holders, made from pegs.

These are so cute and so easy to make.  I bought some magnetic sticky "tape" and attached that to one side of the peg.  A strip of lovely paper down the other (not forgetting the glittter!) and the attaching a cute cute cute bear to the top!

Here's a picture of one in action holding a leaflet.  The eagle eyed amongst you may notice that this is not attached to a fridge but the inside of a door - and you would be correct.  However the light in my kitchen is just terrible and the photo's I managed to take on the fridge looked ... well ... even worse than my normal photos!

Hope you like them, I think these would make a lovely craft activity to do with the children over the holiday.  I'll be back in a weeks time with the mid challenge post.  In the mean time why not take a peak at all the lovely images!

Id like to enter these magnets into the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything But a Card
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Dress it Up
Hanna and Friends - Pimp Something
Southern Girls - No Spoolin
Created with Love - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - have a fab weekend!


Julie x

Stampin' For The Weekend - Sparkle and Bling


Here I am with my DT Card for Stampin' For The Weekend.

Our new challenge is one I'm sure you're all going to love - it's Sparkle and Bling! We all love a bit of glitter, or is that just me?

We've also been sponsored by the fabulous Flat Friends who have some super cute images for you all to cover in glitter.

So here's my card - it actually ended up being simple.  Actually this is the second card I made for the challenge - the first one was lovely and had loads and loads of sparkle and I took a photo and sent it to my sister for her birthday.  The phone I used to take the picture then broke, and the picture was lost! So last night I had to make a new one card and this is what happened. But I like this one too... I love the sparkly cupcake!  You can never have too much glamour dust.

In case you're interested the papers are from First Edition (Sweet Owl), the border and sentiment punches are from Stampin' Up and the ribbon and heart buckles have been lurking in a drawer for about a year!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Through the craft room door - Anything Goes
Use it Tuesdays - Birthdays
Card Mania Challenges - Pearls and / or Gems
Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - Use your Markers
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Girly
Delightful Challenges- Glitter, Bling and Sparkly Things
Sarah Hurley - Pink Sparkles
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Feminine Birthday
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking! I'll be back later with another post and a bit of good news!


Julie x

9 July 2013

In the spotlight!


I'm here today with my card for Tuesday Throwdown!  We've been set a real challenge this week! We were asked to use the spotlight technique!

Well I hadn't even heard of this technique before so with the help of Mr Google I got myself armed with my circle punch. For simple people like my the aim is to simply highlight one part of the image.  If you check out the TT blog there are some fab links!

We also had a super sponsor who let us all choose a beautiful image to work with.  It took me ages to choose the images are so lovely

Here's my card:

I was really quite pleased with how I coloured the first image so was a bit sad when I had to punch a big circle out of it!  I really have no idea where this paper is from as I've had it for about 2 years - just lurking in my drawer!   The very lovely Live Laugh Love ribbon was actually recycled from some packing at Christmas!

I hope you can join us for our challenge - it was nice to have a go at something completely different!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Natalie and Amy - Trash to Treasure
Digi Make Over Challenge - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - Old, new, borrowed or blue  (it's all old!!)
Party Time Tuesday - Wing it
Use it Tuesday - Birthdays
Hobby Cuts - Fantasy
Glitter and Sparkle - Fantasy

Thanks for looking!!


Julie x

8 July 2013

Late again!!


I'm running so late this week with my design team post for Stampin' For the Weekend!  Sorry Girls!

I really don't have any excuse apart from poor planning!

Anyway our theme this fortnight is photo/colour inspiration challenge. Wait until you see the photo - it's just beautiful!

We have the amazing Saturated Canary as a sponsor too!

Here is the photo:

I wish that was my bedroom - mine has slightly more clothes on the floor!

Anyway here is my card:

You really should pop over to the Stampin' For the Weekend blog and see what my teamies have made - there are some fab creations!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hanna and Friends - We celebrate
Saturated Canary - Celebration
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly
One Stop Crafts - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Think Pink
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Ribbon or Lace
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything  Goes

Thanks for looking!    Have a fab week!

Julie x